Considered the biggest regatta in the Caribbean, the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta started in 1980 with a modest 12 sailboats participating. When Heineken started sponsoring this event, it quickly started growing, and now it holds more than 280 boats of adventurous sailors.
The Heineken Regatta is not only the biggest regatta in the Caribbean, but also the first clean regatta, as its secondary activities involve educating, engaging and inspiring the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean.
With a combination of challenging races and fantastic parties, the Heineken Regatta is a spectacle like no other. Join the racing in the Caribbean island of St. Maarten on Nautical Channel.
The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will celebrate its 36th edition in 2016. This world renowned sailing event offers four days of World Class Racing, with trade winds coming from the North East, an average temperature of 25°C and crystal clear waters. Courses will take participants along coastal races, as well as around the island, presenting the beautiful beaches, rock formations and other scenery. On shore participants and visitors will be able to enjoy the culture, cuisine and music from both the Dutch and French side.